CBD oil is a popular ingredient in the UK market right now and rightly so because we know it works! While CBD has a variety of uses, it’s worth noting that some forms of CBD are more bioavailable than others. This means that they’re more readily absorbed by the body.
You may not be aware that we don’t absorb the full amount of CBD in each serving as we can only absorb as much CBD as is possible according to the bioavailability of the product and we will explain this in more detail…
When it comes to ingesting CBD products, edible products such as our gummies or capsules, they must first pass through the digestive system and then on to the liver. CBD oil can be dropped under the tongue and held in your mouth for up to 90 seconds which gives your sublingual glands the time they need to effectively absorb the CBD directly into your bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system.
Topicals such as our patches and body oil release CBD efficiently into our bloodstream via pores in our skin, bypassing the digestive system.
Learning about CBD can be a lot to take in. This quick guide will help you figure out what’s best for your needs.
CBD Oil Drops
One of the advantages of using CBD oil oral drops is its quick absorption into the body as it goes straight into the bloodstream. Taking drops under the tongue (sublingually), rather than subjecting it to the digestive tract preserves more of the CBD, and you’ll feel results faster. Sublingual products take effect faster than edible products so choose this route if you’re looking for quicker results. On the downside, some people do not like the taste of CBD oil so we have ensured you have options and included flavouring in some of our oils to help – hapihemp CBD oil comes in a natural or mint flavour, all of which is completely natural.
Edible CBD Products
Edible CBD products are extremely popular and there is a huge choice available, from CBD drinks to CBD gummies. CBD gummies are one of the most popular CBD edible products, probably because they taste so good and are effective!
A lot of people opt for CBD edibles if they suffer from a gag reflex which can make taking an oil under the tongue difficult, or they simply do not like the taste or sensation of the CBD oils.
CBD capsules, CBD gummies and CBD tea are good options as they are easy to take.
Our CBD+ Capsules also contain Ginger, Turmeric and Black pepper, which all have splendid additional benefits! The capsules are in a totally natural case and are vegan-friendly with no taste. Alternatively, we have a refreshing, mild-tasting herbal CBD Tea which is packed with calming herbs to help you unwind at the end of your day and aids with sleep. For those with a sweet tooth, our CBD gummies are an excellent way to get your daily dose of CBD.
Just remember, when digesting any CBD products, you will get the most absorption if you ensure you take them with or soon after fatty foods or drink and you can expect the CBD to take effect within around 45 minutes to 2 hours.
CBD edibles and CBD oils can be taken together if you ever feel like you need something ‘extra’.
Both oral drops and edibles work on your whole body. But for those looking to apply CBD to a specific area such as your knee, or shoulder you might prefer to use topical CBD products as they work quickly and primarily target one area.
We are passionate about CBD skincare and our topical CBD range is something we are very proud of. All of our topical CBD products are blended with some powerful essential oils, all of which we have chosen carefully to ensure their effectiveness.
Topical CBD Products
Topicals are a great choice when it comes to localized applications. They should take effect quickly, within 15 minutes.
CBD topicals are so underrated…Until you try a good one! CBD creams, balms and body oils can be a joy for the body. They help soothe and can be a saviour for joints and muscles.
Our CBD+ Oil Roller is our strongest topical CBD product, but is also packed with complimentary essential oils such as turmeric, arnica, rose geranium, Boswellia and CBD – all into a handy pocket-sized roller, giving you the convenience of being able to use and apply it comfortably wherever you go. For larger areas, our CBD+ Body Oil is warming and indulgent and feels like a cosy hug when applied! Like our other topical products, it’s loaded with complimentary essential oils to give you the absolute maximum benefit that mother nature can offer – camphor, black pepper and clove create the warm soothing sensation.
If oils and creams are not for you then our transdermal 24-hour slow-release CBD Patches may be the answer you are looking for. Transdermal delivery means that the CBD bypasses areas that traditionally break down cannabinoids, such as the liver, stomach and lungs. Hence, the increased bioavailability renders CBD patches one of the most underutilised and highly effective CBD delivery methods
Whatever you choose for your topical product, using it topically way means you absorb the CBD through your skin, and when used this way regularly, the rest of your mind and body will benefit too!
Many people use different CBD products in conjunction with each other like oral drops along with the CBD+ roller, gummies with the CBD+ body oil, or capsules with our CBD Face and Body Cream. This is a great way to ensure you get the best results from your CBD and there is no set way for anyone – everyone is different and it’s about finding out what works for you. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) recommend a daily limit of 70mg of CBD which gives you plenty of room to try products together.
Rest assured that whatever CBD product you are looking for, we have got you covered from head to toe!